In summer 2016 we held a series of public meetings for Fenland Study volunteers, to provide an opportunity to hear about progress so far, key scientific findings and our plans for future research, as well as to meet study staff and researchers.
- Ely, The Maltings, 14 June 2016
- Cambridge, Churchill College, 21 June 2016
- Wisbech, Thomas Clarkson Academy, 06 July 2016
The first phase of the Fenland Study finished in 2015, with more than 12,000 volunteers from across Cambridgeshire taking part. Phase 2 got underway in 2014, and over the next 6 years we sent invitations to participants who attended an initial Fenland Study visit between 2005 and 2015, and who agreed to be re-contacted, to return for a 2nd visit.
More than 550 people attended the three meetings, which comprised of a short presentation from Fenland Chief Investigator Professor Nick Wareham, followed by a longer panel discussion where Professor Wareham was joined by Fenland researchers Dr Nita Forouhi, Professor Simon Griffin, Dr Søren Brage, Dr Pablo Monsivais and Dr Tom Burgoine, who answered questions from audience about the study, its’ findings, and their implications for public health policy and practice. These panel discussions were very lively, with many excellent questions from audience members.
Thanks to all the Fenland Study volunteers and their friends and family members who attended these meetings, we hope that you found them as interesting and informative as we did!